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Nepal’s growing reliance on imported hybrid seeds risks devastating consequences

Nepal’s growing reliance on imported hybrid seeds risks devastating consequences

Just three decades ago, a majority of Nepali farmers relied on local indigenous seeds. Even until the 90s, Nepal was a seed exporting country. Today, according to agriculture scientists, more than 90 percent of vegetable seeds employed in the country are imported. Nearly 30 percent of maize seeds are imported, and around 15 percent of rice seeds are from other countries.

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